My Record Collection - April 6, 2016

My Record Collection by Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison
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My Record Collection by Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of Frightened Rabbit mainman Scott Hutchison, let's see what he picks out for us...

 

(You can listen to a selection of tracks from Scott's picks in this playlist). 

 

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…

"This is The Stone Roses debut album. I had asked for The Second Coming one Christmas and went backwards from there. I soon realised they were quite a bit better back in the day..."

 

The record that made me want to be in a band was…

"This is Oasis - Definitely Maybe. The simplicity of these songs made it seem possible for anyone to start a band. In truth, all that happened was me and some high school friends started playing covers in village halls, but Oasis was a staple of that band (we were called Nixon)."

 

The record I've played more than any other is…

"Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. I find something new in this album with every listen, which is quite astounding given how often I’ve heard it. To me, this is the perfect studio album. The arrangements, the quality of the songs and intricacy of the sonic textures have never been surpassed."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"I'll say Nick Cave & The Badseeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig! This album is my favourite kind of Badseeds album. It’s funny and slightly lairy. Every song comes with a sneer. Plus the band sounds incredible throughout."

 

The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is…

"I'll choose Sharon Van Etten - Are We There. It’s just beautiful. One of the only albums that can make me cry a wee bit and I’m really not a cryer. Wonderful, woozy comfort with a hint of bitterness."

 

The record I think is the most underrated of all time is…

"The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns And Fifteen Winters. I still remember where I was when I first heard this. My mind was blown to bits. It should be held in the same regard as anything by My Bloody Valentine or The Jesus and Mary Chain. Truly."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"I'll pick out Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. It’s the perfect symposium of art and music. The songs sound like they are from another world and another time. The artwork is similarly hard to pin down. Beautifully surreal."

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk. The funny thing is of course that there is nothing safe about this album. So the milk has gone sour and is no longer safe at all. You might get poisoned by it."

 

The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…

"The new album from The 1975, I can’t be bothered to go through the title. I understand why the kids love this, but there are people whose opinion I trust who seem to adore this band. I don’t think it’s shit, but I do not understand what the fuss is about."

 

The last record I bought was…

"This is Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are. I love this band. They almost refuse to move with the times, instead they simply continue to write and record great songs exactly how they want to. It reminds me that the song is really what matters."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2016 is…

"PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project. Everything PJ Harvey does is interesting and essential listening. I’m sure this will not be an exception, I really enjoyed the first song she has released from this album."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"The Band - The Band. I think they are so often overlooked in favour of the big hitters from the 60’s and 70’s. But these are the best songs you will ever hear. No arguments."

 

Frightened Rabbit's new album Painting Of A Panic Heart will be released on Friday (April 8th) and is available to pre-order on the right-hand side of the page. 

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